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10 Ideas Judaism Gave the World

10 Ideas Judaism Gave the World

Some revolutionary concepts found in the Torah.

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Viktor Frankl on Man’s Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl on Man’s Search for Meaning

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Nine crucial lessons.

The Ten Commandments & God

The Ten Commandments & God

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God’s ten basic, yet profound instructions for how to lead a moral life.

A Wounded Faith and Loyal Hasid

A Wounded Faith and Loyal Hasid

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My unexpected encounter with Prof. Elie Wiesel gave me a glimpse into his regal soul.

Why Would Anyone Want to Be Commanded?

Why Would Anyone Want to Be Commanded?

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The mitzvot of the Torah enable us to be our true, natural self.

Who is the Messiah?

Who is the Messiah?

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And how will we recognize him when he comes?

When Choosing God Isn’t Practical

When Choosing God Isn’t Practical

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Is a relationship with God worth it? Shavuot supplies the answer.

The Essence of Kabbalah

The Essence of Kabbalah

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Mastering the art of receiving.

Can God Create a Rock He Can’t Pick Up?

Can God Create a Rock He Can’t Pick Up?

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A Jewish approach to the classical philosophical dilemma.

Should Passover be Celebrated in Auschwitz?

Should Passover be Celebrated in Auschwitz?

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Exploring the essence of freedom.

Passover: Feeling God’s Love

Passover: Feeling God’s Love

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The more you believe it, the more you’ll receive it.

Remembering God’s Promise

Remembering God’s Promise

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God kept His word and took us out of Egypt. That sense of hope has carried us throughout Jewish history.

“Why Do Jewish?” for the Twitter Generation

“Why Do Jewish?” for the Twitter Generation

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The commandments are not a burden nor an all-or-nothing system. They are an opportunity and a privilege.

Eradicating Cynicism

Eradicating Cynicism

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Purim and the war against meaning.

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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A short animation on mankind’s challenge and limited view of understanding the ways of God.

How Wonderful Is Your Life?

How Wonderful Is Your Life?

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Learning to see beyond labels and recognize the miraculous in the mundane.

Lennon's Imagine

Lennon's Imagine

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John Lennon articulated the vision. But it takes deeper wisdom to know how to accomplish it.

Waking Up Thirsty

Waking Up Thirsty

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For the first time in many years, you feel the sensation of being of alive. A songwriter's meditation.

God Isn’t Out to Get You

God Isn’t Out to Get You

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Get rid of childish images of God that stifle your happiness and spiritual growth.

Finding God

Finding God

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Exploring the Jewish definition of God.

God Says Hello

God Says Hello

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Understanding the meaning of coincidences.

Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View

Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View

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Why Jewish burial is important — for you and the soul of the departed.

How to Have a Meaningful Life

How to Have a Meaningful Life

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It starts by getting five-finger clarity.

Know How to Answer Christian Missionaries

Know How to Answer Christian Missionaries

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Exploring sin, sacrifices and atonement, common themes used by missionaries.

The Ethos of Burning Man

The Ethos of Burning Man

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There are surprising commonalities between the popular gathering in the desert and the Jewish way of life.

Worst Day Ever?

Worst Day Ever?

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A Jewish teen’s poem goes viral, sending an inspiring Jewish message around the world.

Joy & Tisha B’Av

Joy & Tisha B’Av

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In the terrible, wonderful paradox of the Jew in exile, we are permanently, gratefully, happy. And temporarily, terribly sad.

The Goering Brothers: Heredity is Not Destiny

The Goering Brothers: Heredity is Not Destiny

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While Herman Goering was killing Jews, his brother worked tirelessly to save them.

Isn’t Judging Favorably Naïve?

Isn’t Judging Favorably Naïve?

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Judge others with the same measuring rod you judge yourself.

The Evil Eye

The Evil Eye

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We bring it upon ourselves through hubris, self-centeredness and insensitivity to others.

Torah and Thoreau

Torah and Thoreau

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My enthralling discovery that Henry David Thoreau’s ideas have their roots in Jewish consciousness.

The Choice of Self-esteem

The Choice of Self-esteem

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Our constant struggle between reality and denial.

Religion, Police & Functioning of Democracy

Religion, Police & Functioning of Democracy

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Is religion necessary for following societal rules?

The Kosher Song

The Kosher Song

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A must-see rap song about keeping kosher.

The Purpose of Leaving Egypt

The Purpose of Leaving Egypt

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Three central lessons from the Passover story.

Feeling Good Vs. Being Good

Feeling Good Vs. Being Good

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What really drives you?

If You Were God

If You Were God

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We often question God's ways. But given the chance, how would we do things differently?

Miracles, Human and Divine

Miracles, Human and Divine

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Like the days of Hanukkah, we are witnessing miracles today.

Hanukkah & the Essence of True Beauty

Hanukkah & the Essence of True Beauty

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Why did Judaism pose such a great threat to ancient Greece?

Witchcraft and Judaism

Witchcraft and Judaism

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If magic and the occult do exist, why are they so evil?

Einstein's Biggest Mistake

Einstein's Biggest Mistake

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Ingrained bias caused Einstein to make what he called the biggest blunder of his career.

Money, Sukkot & Affluenza

Money, Sukkot & Affluenza

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Sukkot and the sabbatical year teach us the Jewish perspective on wealth and happiness.

The Long Road to Heaven

The Long Road to Heaven

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If God loves us, why did He place us in such a dark and evil world?

Robin Williams’ Suicide

Robin Williams’ Suicide

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A Jewish perspective on the tragedy of suicide.

Jew Hatred: Understanding the World’s Insanity

Jew Hatred: Understanding the World’s Insanity

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Anti-Semitism renders irrelevant the justice of Israel’s war in Gaza.

Who's Protecting Israel?

Who's Protecting Israel?

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It’s not just the Iron Dome we have to thank.

Why So Much Suffering?

Why So Much Suffering?

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Creating freedom without anarchy, order without tyranny.

5 Surprising Facts about Judaism
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5 Surprising Facts about Judaism

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Including you don’t need to be Jewish to get to Heaven.

English Words with Hebrew Origins

English Words with Hebrew Origins

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These common English words have their origins in Hebrew and Jewish thought.

Looks Could Kill

Looks Could Kill

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How the Hebrew month of Tammuz parallels the faculty of sight.